How do I determine the IP address of another computer or website?

Tip: This document is for those wanting the IP address of another computer or website and not how to find the IP address of your own computer.

IP addressTo determine the IP address of another computer or website you must either know the computer name or domain name and use the ping command to ping the computer and obtain its IP address. For example, in Microsoft Windows a user would open an MS-DOS command window and type "ping <computer>" where <computer> is the name of the computer or domain name.

In the example below we're pinging computerhope.com.

C:\>ping computerhope.com Pinging computerhope.com [69.72.169.241] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 69.72.169.241: bytes=32 time=29ms TTL=54
....
Ping statistics for 69.72.169.241:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 28ms, Maximum = 29ms, Average = 28ms

As can be seen in the above example the IP address 69.72.169.241 is the IP address of the computerhope.com domain at the time this address was pinged.

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